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Noun knife has 3 senses
- knife - edge tool used as a cutting instrument; has a pointed blade with a sharp edge and a handle
--1 is a kind of edge tool
--1 has parts: blade; haft, helve; knife blade; point
--1 has particulars:
| ||barong; bolo, bolo knife; Bowie knife; bread knife; butcher knife; carving knife; case knife, sheath knife; cleaver, meat cleaver, chopper; drawknife, drawshave; hunting knife; letter opener, paper knife, paperknife; linoleum knife, linoleum cutter; parang; parer, paring knife; pocketknife, pocket knife; pruning knife; slicer; surgical knife; table knife|
- knife - a weapon with a handle and blade with a sharp point
--2 is a kind of weapon, arm, weapon system
--2 has parts: point, tip, peak
--2 has particulars:
- tongue, knife - any long thin projection that is transient; "tongues of flame licked at the walls"; "rifles exploded quick knives of fire into the dark"
--3 is a kind of projection
Verb knife has 1 sense
- knife, stab - use a knife on; "The victim was knifed to death"
--1 is one way to injure, wound
They want to knife the prisoners